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Browsing Oceania, New Zealand, Australia.  Displaying records 1 - 15.
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Lot#       Title   Subject/Creator   Date/Cond   Sold for:    
715 Aegyptus Egypt
Mercator/Hondius
1635
A
  $70.00
Closed
   
NO RESERVE

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Attractive miniature map of the Nile valley. Hundreds of place names and the pyramids are located. Nicely decorated with strapwork title and distance scale cartouches. Black verso.

This map comes from the English edition of Mercator's Atlas Minor, which was published under the title Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas by Michael Spark and Samuel Cartwright. After acquiring...
716 Wahrhafft Abcontrafehtung der Mechtigen und Vesten Statt Alkair Cairo, Egypt
Sebastian Munster
1578
B+
  $120.00
Closed
   

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This early, 16th century woodblock city plan of Cairo has amazing detail of the buildings, gardens, temples, palaces, farms and markets. The Nile is shown with fishing boats, irrigation systems and even crocodiles. The pyramids are also depicted. German text and title Die Statt Alkair on verso.
717 Description de la Ville d'Alexandrie et des Antiquites Remarquables qu' on y Voit Alexandria, Egypt
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1719
B+
  $65.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This interesting sheet contains a view of the port city of Alexandria at top with smaller views showing the ruins of Cleopatra's Palace, an obelisk, and an interior view of a tower. The views are surrounded by French text describing the city and its antiquities.
718 Tractus Littorales Guineae a Promontorio Verde Usque ad Sinum Catenbelae Western Africa
Frederick de Wit
1680
B+
  $350.00
Closed
   

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This sea chart of the Coast of Guinea, a later issue of an original by Frederick de Wit, extends from modern-day Mauritania to Angola. To the north, the chart begins just beyond Cape Verde, includes the Gold, Ivory, and Grain Coasts, and continues to Catenbela Bay in the south. Three ships are shown in the sea below the coast, as well as two compass roses with rhumb lines. The cartouche is deco...
719 D'Eilanden van Capo Verde, de Kust en 't Landt der Negeren. Ontrent Capo Verde Western Africa, Cape Verde Islands
Nicolas Sanson
1705
A
  $100.00
Closed
   

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This is an attractive map of the important Cape Verde Islands and the opposite African coast from Cap Blanc to Sierra Leone. There is a lot of detail along the African coastline, with numerous cities, capes, rivers, and more identified. A fancy decorative title cartouche adorns the bottom of the map. Published in Francois Halma's Dutch edition of A. Pherotee de la Croix's Nouvelle Methode P...
720 Vue & Description de la Ville de Lovango dans le Royaume de Congo... Western Africa
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1720
A
  $75.00
Closed
   

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This folio sheet contains a large view of the fabled city of Lovango at top and 10 vignettes of the people and ceremonies of the kingdom of Congo with French text descriptions.
721 Presbiteri Iohannis sive Abissinorum Imperium Central Africa
Ortelius/Vrients
1601
B+
  $90.00
Closed
   

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Miniature map showing the domain of the legendary Christian king, Prester John. The map is dominated by the Nile River, which is shown emanating from twin lakes south of the equator. Latin text on verso.

This map was published in Filips Galle's series of Epitome, which first appeared in 1588. Galle was unimpressed with the maps in the Spieghel der Wereld, and therefore gr...
722 Abissinorum sive Pretiosi Ioannis Imperiu Central Africa
Mercator/Hondius
1623
A
  $400.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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The legendary kingdom of the Christian Prester John is the central focus of this impressive map of central Africa. It is cartographically similar to Ortelius' map, based on the travels of the Portuguese explorer, Francisco Alveres, who searched for the mythical kingdom in 1520. The kingdom itself is shown atop the Amara Mons in the region that Alveres encountered the Coptic Christian rule...
723 Aethiopia Superior vel Interior; Vulgo Abissinorum sive Presbiteri Ioannis Imperium Central Africa
Johannes Blaeu
1638
A
  $475.00
Closed
   

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Decorative map of eastern and central Africa depicting the legendary Christian kingdom of Prester John. Prester John was considered the good king who defeated the enemies of Christianity and was in part a response to Mongol and Islamic pressures on Christian Europe. The myth first located Prester John's kingdom in Asia, but it was later moved to Africa when explorers failed to find the kingdom i...
724 Map of the Routes in Eastern Africa Between Zanzibar, the Great Lakes and the Nile Explored and Surveyed by Captn. J.H. Speke Central Africa
Royal Geographical Society
1864
B
  $150.00
Closed
   

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This detailed map covers the expeditions of Captain J.H. Speke into the interior of Central Africa. Speke's first expedition (1857-59), color-coded in green, took him to Lake Tanganyika and Lake Victoria, where he was the first reported European to visit both locations. Due to illness and hardship, Speke had to return prior to finding the source of the Nile. Speke's second journey (color-coded ...
725 Carte du Congo et du Pays des Cafres Southern Africa, Madagascar
Delisle/Covens & Mortier
1730
A
  $250.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This is the Covens and Mortier edition of this meticulously detailed map. It is emblematic of all Delisle's works, distinguished by his scientific approach to cartography. His work was the basis of most African maps made in the 18th century. The map covers Africa south of the Equator and includes Madagascar and several islands in the Indian Ocean. It is filled with information concerning Europ...
726 Tartaria sive Magni Chami Imperium North Pacific Ocean
Ortelius/Vrients
1601
B+
  $120.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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While designed to illustrate the expansive kingdom of the Great Khan in Asia, this tiny map's main feature is the unnamed strait separating Asia and North America based on the theory of Giacomo Gastaldi. Near the southern entrance to this straight is a large and strangely shaped Japan. In North America, the city of Axa and C. Califormio are named. Latin text on verso.

Thi...
727 Carta Particolare della Parte Orientale del' Isola di Iezo con li Stretto fra America e la detta Isola ... d'Asia Carta XVIII North Pacific Ocean
Sir Robert Dudley
1647
B
  $800.00
Closed
   
Rare First Edition Showing the Northwest Coast of North America and an Elongated Hokkaido

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This is the very rare, first edition of Dudley's map of the northern Pacific Ocean. The map shows the southern coast of the island of Hokkaido (Iezo) along the top of the sheet, which extends nearly all the way to the northwest coast of North America at top right. This common cartographic error was based on the reports of Girolamo de Angelis, a Jesuit who traveled to Hokkaido and miscalc...
728 Carte des Nouvelles Decouvertes Dressee par Phil. Bauche' [on sheet with] Extrait d'une Carte Japonise de l'Univers' North Pacific Ocean
Didier Robert de Vaugondy
1772
B+
  $80.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Two very contrasting maps within a single border. Each map covers the north Pacific, including the continents bordering it. The top map depicts the theories of Philip Buache concerning the Northwest Passage, with numerous possible routes through North America, including Lace de Valasco, Lac de Fonte, and Mer de l'Ouest. Alaska is shown as an elongated island. In Asia, Kam...
729 Carte Generale des Decouvertes de l'Amiral de Fonte Representant la Grande Probabilite d'un Passage au Nord Ouest North Pacific Ocean
Didier Robert de Vaugondy
1772
B+
  $100.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This is probably the most extravagant of all the Northwest Passage maps based on the Jefferys model. Thomas Jefferys was an ardent believer in the northern route to Asia through a passage described by Juan de Fuca in 1592 and in the fictitious story of Bartholomew de Font's discoveries in 1640. Alaska is shown in an early, peninsular form based on the map of Mueller. This map is from a s...


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